Structural Differences Between an Icosahedral, a Helical, and a Complex Virus
Description: You will discuss the primary components of both RNA and DNA viruses. Students will also explore the major viral structures, and compare and contrast the positive and negative aspects of viruses.
Objectives: Discuss viruses with regards to structure, classification, multiplication cycle, cultivation techniques, detection and treatment methods.
Step 1: Respond to the following:
Discuss the structural differences between an icosahedral, a helical, and a complex virus. Are viruses considered 'cells'? Why or why not? Discuss both the negative aspects, as well as the positive uses, for viruses.
*Be sure to cite any outside sources in APA format.
class book: Black and Black. Microbiology Principles and Explorations, 10th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons © 2018.